New York City’s system of parks is one of the most complex, diverse and extraordinary in the world. It occupies nearly 30,000 acres of land, including 10,000 acres of designated natural areas, and more than 1,700 parks and playgrounds serving more than 8 million people. It is as much a social ecosystem as a natural one. Delicately interwoven into the fabric of our city, our natural spaces, and city parks are inextricably tied to the health of an extremely diverse series of communities and constituencies across the five boroughs. This ongoing documentation project examines the many ways in which New Yorkers utilize these spaces.